Floating Houses

Robert Oshatz’s Floating Fennell House is a Passive Riverside Dream Home

Robert Oshatz’s Floating Fennell House is a Passive Riverside Dream Home

The entire structure is made from Glulam wood beams that Oshatz stacked and connected to make his signature swirling and curved design. Glulam is made from a number of small pieces of timber glued

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Modular Floating Homes by Isola System Leave an Ultralight Footprint

Modular Floating Homes by Isola System Leave an Ultralight Footprint

Have you ever wanted to live on water, but don't see yourself  swinging an anchor over a boat's hull? Isola System has created a new and simple  floating housing solution that allows you to build up a

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Project Utopia: A Floating Island Paradise at Sea

Project Utopia: A Floating Island Paradise at Sea

Project Utopia is similar in size to a commercial cruise liner and is big enough to host a small population. The “island” is circular in shape, measures 330 feet in diameter, and spans 11 decks of

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Take Your Next Vacation in a Floating Off-Grid SolarHome

Take Your Next Vacation in a Floating Off-Grid SolarHome

UK-based Kingsley Architects have put a new spin on traveling the country in a mobile home. Rather than loading up a gas-guzzling Winabago, the firm has designed an eco houseboat that can safely transport

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Last Surviving Ellis Island Ferry Transformed Into a Floating Home

Last Surviving Ellis Island Ferry Transformed Into a Floating Home

It goes without saying that designers always have impeccably put together apartments and homes, but we must say that this historic boat turned floating home takes the cake for creative living. Created by

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PHOTOS: Boggsville Boatel Turns Defunct Boats into Floating Hotels for NYC!

PHOTOS: Boggsville Boatel Turns Defunct Boats into Floating Hotels for NYC!

Though many non-New Yorkers (and many a Manhattanite) fail to realize that there is more to New York than one jam-packed island, some of the city's best kept summer secrets lie on edges of the outer

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Petit-Bain: Green-Roofed Floating Building Sets Sail on the Seine in Paris

Petit-Bain: Green-Roofed Floating Building Sets Sail on the Seine in Paris

Petit-Bain’s steel exterior is clad in vertical larch beams, which make the boat look more like a building while adding a beach club atmosphere. The three-storey Petit-Bain is centered around a theater

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bam!’s Greenery-Filled Floating Pods Win the Venice CityVision Competition

bam!’s Greenery-Filled Floating Pods Win the Venice CityVision Competition

Looks like gondolas are out, and bam!'s greenery-filled outdoor rooms for Venice are in! Chosen out of 201 proposals from all five continents by a judging panel that included Bjarke Ingels of BIG

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Cottonwood Cove Marina Set to be World’s First LEED-Certified Floating Building

Cottonwood Cove Marina Set to be World’s First LEED-Certified Floating Building

Image ©Lake Mead Imagery Floating halfway between the north and south part of the lake, the new marina is constructed with a SIP modular wall and roof system. This system improves the building's

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Dutchman Builds Massive Ark to Save the Netherlands From Drowning

Dutchman Builds Massive Ark to Save the Netherlands From Drowning

Inspired by a dream (or in this case nightmare) about a massive flood that wiped out Holland, ambitious native Dutchman Johan Huibers has constructed a full-sized, water-ready ark just like Noah’s. “I

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Amphibious 1000: A Design for Qatar’s First Luxury Semi-Submerged Floating Hotel

Amphibious 1000: A Design for Qatar’s First Luxury Semi-Submerged Floating Hotel

Called Amphibious 1000, this design envisions Qatar's first semisubmerged hotel as a big aquatic animal stretching out from the land into the sea. Designed by the Giancarlo Zema Design Group, the project

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Brockholes: UK’s First Floating Nature Reserve Is Now Open For Exploration

Brockholes: UK’s First Floating Nature Reserve Is Now Open For Exploration

The brand new nature reserve was created from the abandoned remains of a quarry near Preston, England. Owned by Lancashire Wildlife Trust, the 67-acre reserve and visitor centre was made possible with

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World’s First Floating Golf Course Set to Break Water in the Maldives

World’s First Floating Golf Course Set to Break Water in the Maldives

Located five minutes from the Maldives airport, the 18-hole golf course will include luxurious accommodations, which overlook the green fairways and the surrounding reef. The golf course is doubly

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Floating “Kaluga” Sauna Sprouts a Tree on Top

Floating “Kaluga” Sauna Sprouts a Tree on Top

Russia's Festival of Landscape Objects saw a flotilla of seaworthy buildings float down the Ugra River to Nikola-Lenivets Village. Among the visionary houses was a beautifully-finished floating sauna,

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Wood-Wrapped Floating House Maximizes Urban Growth

Wood-Wrapped Floating House Maximizes Urban Growth

Modernism takes to the seas with this beautiful wood-wrapped houseboat by German architects Rost Niderehe. Seafaring homes have proven their viability through the years, and entire neighborhoods of

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The Uboat is a Self-Sustaining Floating Home

The Uboat is a Self-Sustaining Floating Home

Most large urban areas are located next to a large body of water - whether it is a canal, river, lake or ocean. As a way to combat commuter and residential pollution, parts of these waterways can be

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The Last Resort: A Solar Powered Floating Home

The Last Resort: A Solar Powered Floating Home

Living on the water is a dream for many -- fortunately, this design for a solar-powered floating home may soon see open water! Brought to you by the same designers who came up with the futuristic bicycle

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Maldives To Fight Rising Sea Levels With Floating Islands

Maldives To Fight Rising Sea Levels With Floating Islands

The tiny island nation of the Maldives is under serious threat from rising sea levels caused by climate change. No part of the 1200 islands which make up the Maldives is more than six feet above sea

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Self-Sufficent Floating House Powered by the Sun and Sea

Self-Sufficent Floating House Powered by the Sun and Sea

House on the Water by Poland-based Formodesign is a stunning floating home that relies on the surrounding sea and radiating sun to keep it self-sufficient in terms of energy and h2o. Accessible only by

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NOAH: Mammoth Pyramid Megacity for New Orleans

NOAH: Mammoth Pyramid Megacity for New Orleans

An Arcology is essentially a mega city that packs a ginormous population into one hyperstructure - think the Death Star, Zion in The Matrix or the Anthill of Antz fame. Now, a real-life group of

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Mysterious Floating Campground Pops Up in Holland

Mysterious Floating Campground Pops Up in Holland

You may have heard of camping next to the water, but a band of guerrilla social engineers in Amsterdam have taken it to the next level - camping on the water. Literally. Our first thought? How the heck

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The Citadel: Europe’s First Floating Apartment Complex

The Citadel: Europe’s First Floating Apartment Complex

The Dutch have been fighting the rising and falling tides for centuries, building dikes and pumping water out of areas that are below sea level. Now, rather than fight the water infiltrating their land,

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Are Ocean Societies the New Frontier for Sustainable Living?

Are Ocean Societies the New Frontier for Sustainable Living?

Could the middle of the ocean offer sustainable dwelling places for mankind in the future? Estonian architect Marko Järvela of Hirvesoo Arhitektibüroo, winner of the aesthetics category in the first

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The Swimming City: A Water World for Future Generations

The Swimming City: A Water World for Future Generations

Much like a floating Club Med, “The Swimming City” by Andras Gyorfi could be the perfect solution for ocean-bound adventure seekers. As most of us have daydreamed about abandoning our complex

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The Waterpod: a Floating Eco-Habitat

The Waterpod: a Floating Eco-Habitat

Waterworld this is not; Waterpod is the real deal! Concieved by artists Mary Mattingly and Mira Hunter, the Waterpod is a visionary, floating habitat set to launch—certainly not coincinentally—on May

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Beautiful Lake Huron Floating House by MOS

Beautiful Lake Huron Floating House by MOS

What do you do when you need to build a house in the middle of Lake Huron where building on location is prohibitively expensive? You construct a floating house and make it so you can tug it to it's new

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The Floating Aerohotel: A Modern Aquatecture Marvel

The Floating Aerohotel: A Modern Aquatecture Marvel

As fears of global warming induced population displacement are steadily realized, the allure of waterborne aquatecture becomes more and more enticing. Designed by Alexander Asadov, this incredible

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